Something’s Waiting in the Bushes of Love: A Review of Emily Tesh’s Greenhollow Duology

“There’s a lot of interesting stories about Greenhollow Wood, I know,” said Silver. “But that’s all they are—folktales. There are no dryads, no wild men, no fairy kings, and no monsters. Is that right, Mr Finch?” “Certainly haven’t seen a fairy king yet,” said Tobias. Even though I am a longtime fan of the fantasyContinue reading “Something’s Waiting in the Bushes of Love: A Review of Emily Tesh’s Greenhollow Duology”

250 Galloping McGuffins: A Review of Guy Gavriel Kay’s Under Heaven

At the absolute summit of accomplishment the insects chewing from within at the most extravagant sandalwood may be heard, if the nights are quiet enough. I am nominally Chinese though I understand I am not very good at being Chinese. I speak both Mandarin and Cantonese but only read Chinese at the level of aContinue reading “250 Galloping McGuffins: A Review of Guy Gavriel Kay’s Under Heaven”

A Tale of Two Cities and an Island: A Review of H. G. Parry’s A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians

You complain that I have committed illegal acts. Of course I have. We all have. The Revolution is illegal. The fall of the Bastille was illegal. The formation of this republic was illegal—as illegal as liberty itself. Citizens, do you want a revolution without a revolution? The words above are the words of the real,Continue reading “A Tale of Two Cities and an Island: A Review of H. G. Parry’s A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians”

Thirty-Four Years Later: A Review of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

“I depend on your discretion. I am in your hands, dear Aunt Lydia,” he said, rising from his desk. How true, I thought. And how easily a hand becomes a fist. The Testaments is my most anticipated novel of 2019. I was relatively late in my induction into the Atwood party, and like most inductees,Continue reading “Thirty-Four Years Later: A Review of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments”

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